Archive | July 2015

31 July 2015


Kiz: ‘This week has sparked fairly typical conversations leading to tonight’s get-in. This production’s highlight would probably be, “So guys, I’m planning to use a tonne of sand and herris fencing for this show.” The team are amazingly tolerant people!’

RST at dusk

Sooze: ‘Post-work drinks at The Bear with Christine. Looking at the building of our ex-employer. Congrats Christine!’


30 July 2015


Kiz: ‘My mobile office for the day.’

Huffkins scones

Sooze: ‘Lunch with Adam at Huffkin’s. All I ordered was scones & tea and it has pretensions of a full afternoon tea! Fancy.’

29 July 2015


Kiz: ‘This is me playing ‘Potato’ a game where the ‘bad potato’ silently hunts all the other potatoes and kills them off one by one until there’s only one left. About an hour after this was taken, the kids were interrogating us (we wiere still blindfolded and taken off into side rooms!) as part of their Arts Award information gathering work, when I was suddenly rescued by another member of the team who, as she bundled me out of the room whispered, “there’s a delivery guy here to see you!”. The poor bloke was delivering sand for our set and had no idea what he had stumbled into – it took me a good 10 minutes to convince him it was nothing to be concerned about!’

Volvo at the Cov

Sooze: ‘Some days I hitch to work with Phil on his motorbike. If there’s a whiff of precipitation in the air, instead we take this awful tank. How can one man possess both a Honda Blackbird and a Volvo? Wrong on so many levels.’

28 July 2015


Kiz: ‘Some calming mint and ginger tea might make today go along better..!’

Learn to ride book

Sooze: ‘Don’t need this any more! <tosses book into library’s out-of-hours deposit slot>’

27 July 2015


Kiz: ‘I love this woman, Elishia. She’s such a brilliant member of our team and I’m so pleased to be working with her this week. She’s moving to NYC in December, which is so upsetting, but it’s been wicked while it lasted!’

Test certificate - module 2

Sooze: ‘Passed module 2 first time! I had the first test of the week: 8.15am at Garrett’s Green in Birmingham, and a super-cool examiner (looks like a taller, darker Daniel Craig) who was in a great mood and just wanted a nice ride out. Which is what I gave him. Yesss!’

26 July 2015


Kiz: ‘Saw this in an exhibition about smuggling today. It made me laugh and then made me think it might be a good idea for a show we’ve got coming up in August based on ‘The Twits’.’

Sooze in McDonald's Sheldon eating a chicken sandwich

Sooze: ‘Out bike training with Pink. Due to absence of decent greasy spoons or in fact anywhere open on Sunday around the industrial bits of Brum, we stopped for lunch at McDonald’s. This is the first time I’ve eaten in McDonald’s for… 15+ years.’

25 July 2015


Kiz: ‘I love these Edison bulbs. I have one in the house but I can’t decide where to put it. I must get it up though, they’re just too pretty not to.’

Elephant on the wall in Tracy's home

Sooze: ‘At Tracy’s house for dinner, with Amanda. I asked T about this painting on the wall of her living. And of course T can’t talk about it because it’s… the elephant in the room. Ohhhh, that’s clever!’